Schools and education
Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.
18 April 2017
Schools in Rotherham are blazing a trail after four were named as being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for excellent results.
4 April 2017
Falling numbers of childminders has prompted council leaders to start a recruitment campaign.
28 March 2017
What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.
22 March 2017
The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.
9 February 2017
Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.
1 February 2017
Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.
19 January 2017
Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.
13 January 2017
Over 150 new places are expected to be added to a popular Rotherham secondary school as part of wider £7 million growth plans across the borough.
3 January 2017
Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.
21 December 2016
Additional classrooms are to be added to a popular Rotherham school as part of plans to help reduce the number of pupils on the waiting list in the future.
13 December 2016
A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.
29 November 2016
A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.
29 November 2016
School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.
2 November 2016
A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.
17 October 2016
A Rotherham school has proved so popular with parents that it now needs to expand its intake.
28 September 2016
Red card to bullies in Rotherham.
16 September 2016
Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.
15 September 2016
Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.
25 August 2016
Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.
25 August 2016
Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A level results – as schools top last year’s performances.
18 August 2016
Hundreds of places are expected to be added to secondary schools across Rotherham in the next few years as part of £7 million growth plans.
30 June 2016
A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.
29 June 2016
Two Kimberworth schoolchildren have put their creative skills to good use to promote Rotherham's celebration of this year's Armed Forces Day.
15 June 2016
Two thousand visitors, 45 schools, 70 exhibitors - and a supersonic car - have helped the sixth Get Up To Speed festival to break records this year.
29 April 2016
A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.
26 April 2016
Thousands of primary pupils in Rotherham will be going to their preferred school this September – as admissions results reveal over a 97 percent success rate.
16 April 2016
Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.
30 March 2016
Visitors to Clifton Park are invited to make a splash this Easter as the water park opens for the new season on Friday 25 March 2016.
22 March 2016
Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.
14 March 2016
Once again thousands of pupils across Rotherham are set to go to their preferred secondary school in September with 99 percent getting a school they want.
3 March 2016
A thought-provoking exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times will be open to the public and schools at Rotherham Council’s Riverside Library Gallery from Wednesday 17 February.
17 February 2016
More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.
8 February 2016
People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
4 February 2016
Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.
28 January 2016
A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.
28 January 2016
Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.
21 January 2016
Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?
16 December 2015
Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.
14 December 2015
Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.
8 December 2015
Schoolchildren from Rotherham put their communication skills to good use last week when they visited the Town Hall for a question and answer session in the Council Chamber.
1 December 2015
Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.
29 October 2015
Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.
22 October 2015
Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.
16 September 2015
Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).
20 August 2015
Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.
13 August 2015
Following on from an announcement earlier this year, Rotherham Council has agreed to end its Imagination Library book-gifting service which costs up to £400k a year to run.
12 August 2015
Over a hundred adult learners and their families attended an annual awards and celebration event at Rotherham Civic Theatre, with special guest presenter Howard Webb, MBE.
7 August 2015
Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.
23 July 2015
The Rotherham Schools’ Youth Brass Band (RSYBB) topped the charts with a double-whammy win at this year’s Whiston Festival of Brass.
10 July 2015
A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.
3 June 2015
Building work is well under way on Rotherham's new primary school and parents are being reminded that applications for places can now be made.
2 June 2015
More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.
16 April 2015
Over 1,200 two-year-olds in Rotherham are benefiting from a free childcare place! Could your child also have a free place?
2 April 2015
A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.
11 March 2015
Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.
24 February 2015
Over 4,000 young people in Rotherham have taken part in a survey that sheds light on their views and thoughts on a wide range of subjects that affect their lives.
9 January 2015
Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.
10 November 2014
Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.
4 November 2014
Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.
17 September 2014
Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.
21 August 2014
Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.
14 August 2014
A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.
23 July 2014
Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.
18 July 2014
Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.
15 July 2014
Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.
9 July 2014
Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.
8 July 2014
Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.
1 July 2014
A new short film by Yorkshire school children explaining the Tour de France and its visit to Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Départ has been premiered at St Thomas CofE Primary School, Kilnhurst.
17 June 2014
Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.
13 June 2014
One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.
29 May 2014
Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.
12 May 2014
Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday (Wednesday, April 30).
1 May 2014
School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.
9 April 2014
Students from six Rotherham schools came together for a Model United Nations conference run by Schools Linking Network, a national charity focused on building community cohesion.
1 April 2014
The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).
1 April 2014
Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.
26 March 2014
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4 March 2014
Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.
24 February 2014
Young people from across Rotherham have been on a special 'journey' to commemorate the Holocaust.
23 January 2014
Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.
8 January 2014